MONPS members Rick Gray and Steve Turner will lead a field trip to the east tract of the Danville Glade Natural Area on Saturday, May 6th at 9:00am.
This natural area features interesting mesic sandstone communities and rich savannahs in addition to the largest high-quality limestone glade complex north of the Missouri River. This site is also one of very few where Nothocalais cuspidata (Prairie dandelion) is known to grow in Missouri. This is an excellent time of year to visit this extraordinary site.
On this moderately strenuous hike expect some off-trail excursions along a creek and over steep and rocky terrain. We will cover a mile or so in distance. Sunscreen and insect repellant is recommended.
See attached flyer for meeting location.
Though the weather looks good for Saturday, please check the MONPS web or Facebook page the day before to confirm that the trip is a go.
We hope to see you there!
Directions: From the intersection of I-64 (US-40) and I-70 travel west on I-70 for 36.2 miles to Hwy 19 (Exit 170). Turn left on Hwy 19 and go 0.3 miles and turn right onto South Outer Rd. Go 2.3 miles to Hwy RB. Turn left on Hwy RB and go 2.7 miles to Turkey Ridge Rd at the entrance of the Conservation Area. Turn left and go 1.5 miles to the parking lot.
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38º 51. 913’ N, 91º 30.291’WShare: